Monday, February 27, 2017, 06:00pm
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Dennis Anderson, Chairman, Jersey Shore Sierra Group, 732-970-4327
The Wildlife, Culture and History of Midway Island
Will Be Explored at 6 pm, Monday, Feb. 27
At Brookdale Community College
Dennis Anderson, Chairman,
Jersey Shore Sierra Group
February 27 -- Dave Grant, Deputy Director of the Shark Research Institute in Princeton, will discuss the reproductive success of seabirds in the world's largest albatross colony on Midway Island, as well as the microbial communities in the waters in and around the atoll at 6 pm Monday, Feb. 22 at Brookdale Community College (BCC), Lincroft..
Grant will focus on the island’s birds, where biologists at the Northwest Pacific National Wildlife Refuge are restoring the habitat of the famous "Gooney birds." He also will report on how historians are preserving the military and Hawaiian cultural artifacts at the Battle of Midway Monument, and on the work of veterans’ groups to honor the fallen military personnel at the Battle of Midway -- regarded as the greatest naval victory in American history.
The meeting, open to the public, includes the BCC Environmental Club and students, the Jersey Shore (Monmouth) Sierra Group, and other environmental organizations.
Grant is a former biology professor at BCC and for many years ran the college’s hands-on marine educational programs for grammar and high school students at Sandy Hook.
His talk, part of BCC’s “Science Monday” environmental lectures, is hosted by BCC’s Environmental Club to inform students and the community on the importance of strong environmental protections.
A pizza and subs buffet begins at 6:00 p.m. in Warner Student Life Center (SLC) Twin Lights Rooms I and II, and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
To get to Brookdale’s Lincroft campus, take Parkway Exit 109 to Route 520 West (Newman Springs Road, which becomes E. Main Street at the Lincroft campus). Take the traffic circle into the campus and follow the signs to the Warner Student Life Center (SLC) and parking lot 7, where the meeting will be in the SLC Twin Lights Rooms I and II. Use parking lot 7. As you walk eastward towards the building complex, Warner is on the left. If lot 7 is full, use parking lots 5 or 6. A campus map is at http://www.brookdalecc.edu/PDFFiles/MAPS/MAP_04_08.pdf
Brookdale Community College, Warner Student Life Center (SLC) Twin Lights Rooms I and II